Sport and Fish is contemplating suspending the Might 1 shed season this 12 months. Winter circumstances in Wyoming are not like something we’ve seen in 30 years and massive recreation animals are struggling. Winter has lasted a very long time and many of the state has nicely over 100% of targets in relation to snowpack. Jackson is presently sitting at 119%. The annual shed looking season across the Jackson refuge traditionally begins Might 1st. That will change this 12 months as we’re experiencing January-like climate and we’re nicely into April. Wyoming Sport and Fish Director Brian Nesvik stated, “if snow circumstances and animal location create an affect for wintering large recreation that’s already been struggling giant losses this winter, suspending the 2023 shed antler hunt can be a critical consideration.”
So there you’ve got it, it’s a chance however we’re nonetheless a month out. With snow forecasted in a lot of the West presently, the wrath of previous man winter is holding on sturdy. Temperatures in a lot of Wyoming are forecasted to be within the 50s and 60s subsequent week so maybe we’re lastly headed in the correct course. So long as it doesn’t get too heat too quick we received’t have an excessive amount of of an issue with flooding within the coming weeks, we hope.
As for these antlers? Properly, I’m pondering extra animals surviving winter and late-spring to create little ones is extra vital. How bout you?